Microsoft Paid Out $63 Million Since Launch of First Bug Bounty Program 10 Years Ago

November 21, 2023 at 07:03AM Microsoft has paid out $63 million in rewards to security researchers participating in its bug bounty programs. The company now runs 17 bug bounty programs, with rewards reaching up to $250,000 for high-impact bugs. Thousands of researchers from 70 countries are involved, including students, academics, and cybersecurity professionals. Microsoft states … Read more

Hackers Earn $350k on Second Day at Pwn2Own Toronto 2023

October 26, 2023 at 12:57PM Hackers at the Pwn2Own Toronto 2023 competition earned a total of $350,000 in rewards on the second day. Devices such as NAS devices, printers, smart speakers, mobile phones, and routers were successfully exploited. The highest reward of $100,000 went to Chris Anastasio for vulnerabilities in the P-Link Omada Gigabit router … Read more

New Microsoft bug bounty program focuses on AI-powered Bing

October 12, 2023 at 01:36PM Microsoft has introduced a new AI bounty program for the AI-driven Bing experience, offering rewards up to $15,000. The program covers vulnerabilities found in AI-powered Bing experiences across various services and products, including, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Start Application, and Skype Mobile Application. Qualified submissions are eligible for bounty rewards … Read more